Candlestick (electrically rigged with wire and bulb)

Object Number: 
1965.39
Date: 
ca. 1661
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. ( 44.4 x 18.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on bobeche: "IVRGEN ROHR ILSABE ROHREN ANNO 1661" marked: on base: three touch marks, unknown maker
Description: 
Early Dutch pricket candlestick with a large domed base with baluster shape shaft topped by large bobeche with a four sided pricket in the center to receive the candle.
Gallery Label: 
This pricket candleholder was purchased at Curtis Tavern, Granville, Massachusetts for 500 dollars.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group